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The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana
The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana
by Vatsyayana
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The Kama Sutra is famous as an ancient Hindu sex manual. But its significance goes much deeper -- it is also a spiritual guide. In the Tantric sects, the union of the god Shiva and the goddess Shakti symbolizes the union of all opposites in the One, and... (read more)

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Flipside of Hindu Symbolism (Sociological and Scientific Linkages in Hinduism)
Flipside of Hindu Symbolism (Sociological and Scientific Linkages in Hinduism)
by Narayan M. K. V.
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Hinduism is one of the major religions of the world with considerable antiquity and complexity. It is identified by its ancient scriptures called Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas and Epics, its iconography and temple culture visible in India and abroad. The... (read more)

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Walking Home With Baba
Walking Home With Baba
by Rohini Ralby
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Rohini Ralby spent several years as head of security, appointments secretary, and personal assistant to Swami Muktananda, and in their many hours alone together, this world-renowned guru taught her, one on one, the essence of spiritual practice. In... (read more)

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The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma
The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma
by Gurcharan Das
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Why should we be good? How should we be good? And how might we more deeply understand the moral and ethical failings--splashed across today's headlines--that have not only destroyed individual lives but caused widespread calamity as well, bringing... (read more)

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Hindu Wedding: The Guide
Hindu Wedding: The Guide
by A. V. Srinivasan
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A complete Hindu wedding ceremony, this revised edition includes the words to speak, and what they mean; the steps to take, and how to take them; all the basic materials; Sanskrit alphabet, transliteration and complete English translations. A solution... (read more)

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Light on the Guru and Disciple Relationship
Light on the Guru and Disciple Relationship
by Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati
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Light on the Guru and Disciple Relationship is an inspiring and Practical book in two parts. The first section, written by Swami Satyasangananda, who accompanied her guru Swami Satyananda Saraswati, on his tours as he enlightened his followers on the... (read more)

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Mantra Meditation: Change Your Karma with the Power of Sacred Sound
Mantra Meditation: Change Your Karma with the Power of Sacred Sound
by Thomas Ashley Farrand
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All of the choices we make in life--even our thoughts and feelings--create our soul's karma. According to ancient tradition, the sacred sound syllables known as mantras can have a profound impact on both the inner psyche and the external world--and allow... (read more)

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In Praise of Death
In Praise of Death
by Janet Kamphorst
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This study is meant as a contribution to debates about literary and martial cultures in history as conducted by Joshua Goldstein (2001), Sheldon Pollock (2003) and the celebrated Indian historian Romila Thapar (1999). It offers insights into martial... (read more)

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Pilgrims to Openness: Direct Realization Tantra in Everyday Life
Pilgrims to Openness: Direct Realization Tantra in Everyday Life
by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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Pilgrims to Openness introduces the heart of authentic Indian Tantra in a series of lyrical, readable essays that speak with warmth, intelligence and compassion to the curious beginner and more adept practitioner alike. The essays follow the path from... (read more)

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When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess
When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess
by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger
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During the goddess Gangamma's festival in the town of Tirupati, lower-caste men take guises of the goddess, and the streets are filled with men wearing saris, braids, and female jewelry. By contrast, women participate by intensifying the rituals they... (read more)

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Ekam SAT 5
Ekam SAT 5
by K. R. Paramahamsa
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Ekam Sat 5 The Gita literature in Sanskrit is the spontaneous outpouring of the sages and seers that have realized the Self. It is the expression of their direct experience of the Divine - the Self, the Brahman, the Atman in whatever way IT is... (read more)

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Sweeping the Dust
Sweeping the Dust
by Ruth Lauer-manenti
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In this book, a companion to An Offering of Leaves, much-loved Jivamukti Yoga teacher Ruth Lauer-Manenti (Lady Ruth) offers over forty more of the dharma talks that she gives at the beginning of each yoga class. Her reflectionscomplete with the Sanskrit... (read more)

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Walking Home With Baba
Walking Home With Baba
by Rohini Ralby
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Rohini Ralby spent several years as head of security, appointments secretary, and personal assistant to Swami Muktananda, and in their many hours alone together, this world-renowned guru taught her, one on one, the essence of spiritual practice. In... (read more)

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When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess
When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess
by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger
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During the goddess Gangamma's festival in the town of Tirupati, lower-caste men take guises of the goddess, and the streets are filled with men wearing saris, braids, and female jewelry. By contrast, women participate by intensifying the rituals they... (read more)

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Spreading Vedic Traditions Through Temples
Spreading Vedic Traditions Through Temples
by Stephen Knapp
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Introduction to Tantra Sastra
Introduction to Tantra Sastra
by John George Woodroffe
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Blessings of Mantras
Blessings of Mantras
by Kiran Mehta
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Brill's Indological Library #42: Narmad Parikram - Circumambulation of the Narmad River: On the Tradition of a Unique Hindu Pilgrimage
Brill's Indological Library #42: Narmad Parikram - Circumambulation of the Narmad River: On the Tradition of a Unique Hindu Pilgrimage
by J. Rgen Neu
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Hinduism for Today: A Seminar in the Philosophy of Hindu Thought and Spirituality
Hinduism for Today: A Seminar in the Philosophy of Hindu Thought and Spirituality
by Ramesh N. Patel
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Hindu Goddesses: Beliefs & Practices
Hindu Goddesses: Beliefs & Practices
by Lynn Foulston
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